Vodafone UK revamps EU data roaming pricing
Vodafone UK has announced some changes to its data roaming fees and allowances. These will go live tomorrow, December 1 and affect the following destinations: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.
For starters, the Vodafone Day Traveller plan now includes 25 MB of traffic. It costs £2 per day, or can be had in the form of a monthly plan for £10.
If you are a Vodafone customer and you have at least a £40 per month contract, until now you also got 5 MB of data roaming included. But that will also be increased to 25 MB.
These are obviously better deals than what Vodafone had before. However, to be limited to 25 MB of traffic in 2010 is completely ridiculous. As are the roaming fees across Europe, especially if we consider that Vodafone has subsidiaries in most of the European countries. So, roaming is expensive for you because the Vodafone in your country has to pay off the Vodafone in the country you’re visiting.
A ridiculous rip-off, sadly.